Tree of Life


Quilt Index Record: 67-EC-831

Overall Quilt Description

InstNameF003
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
InstProjNameF003a
Arizona Quilt Project 1987-1989
InstInvContrNumF004
TM006
DateDataF006b
4/11/1987
locationF007f
Tucson Mall
TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
OverallWidthF12a
66"
OverallLengthF012b
80"
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
OtherShapeCornerF013c
Square corners
PredomColorsF014
Green
Red
OverCondF015
Very good/almost new

Overall Quilt Description - condition, inscriptions and fabric source

OtherDamageF016a
Stems faded to tan. Unwashed
DateQuiltF023
1876-1900
DateFinishF023b
c1899
SourceMatF063
Sewing scraps

Specific Description

LayFormatF024
Block pattern
OwnerNameF010
Tree of Life
OthTopSourceF064a
Family and friends
NumBlockF026
20
SizeBlockF027
14x14.5
ArrangeBlockF028
Straight
SpacingF029
Separated by pieced pattern sashing
Separated by cornerstones or connecting blocks sashing (different fabric in intersection)
OtherSpaceF029a
The corners are pieced-9 patch-5 white, 4 red
SashWidthF032
1.75". The corners measure 1.75x1.75
NumBordersF033
Multiple
BordDescF034
1.75" pieced border, same as sashing, connected by corner blocks.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Solid/plain
UniqueF037b
Muslin weight
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
Machine Applique
Other applique

Quilt Construction - binding, batting, quilting

UniqueBindF045a
The corners are rounded. The binding is the same on all sides.
ConstrucBindF046
Separate binding applied
Straight grain
Home cut
WidthBindF047
less than a half inch
BindWidthF047a
.25"
MatUsedF048
Cotton
BattLoftF048a
Medium
QuiltedByF055
Boaz, Olivia Tennessee
QuiltTechF049
Hand quilting
ThrTypeF049a
Cotton
ThrColorF049b
White, red
NumStitchedF050
6
DesignF052d
Diagonal. Zigzag in the sashing. Zigzag in the border. Quilted in two colors-white and red. The quilting stitches were uneven.
FeaturesF053
Probably original design.

Quilt Back

OtherFabF040a
Unbleached muslin
NumPiecesF042
Seamed
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Ownership and Contact Information - Quilt maker Family Information

OwnershipF082
Private
OwnerNameF082a
Vame, Emily D.
ProvenanceF058a
The quilt was previously owned by Marilyn Harpole Wright (owner's mother), Lottie McNeilly Harpole (owner's grandmother), Maggie Olivia Boaz McNeilly. The quilt was brought to Arizona in 1987.
RelItemsF088a
Pictures of quiltmaker, Family Bible records
QuiltTopF054
Boaz, Olivia Tennessee
GenderF098
Female
BirthDateF099
07-10-1849
MarriageF099b
11-10-1867 in Fulton Co., KY
DeathF100
Nov. 21, 1938, Boaz Chapel, Fulton, KY
EthnicF101
Scotch-Irish
RelAffF103
Primitive Baptist

Quilt maker Personal Information

EnviroF104c
Rural
MaidenF097b
Slayden
SpouseF113
Boaz, Richard Harris
OccupationF115
Primitive Baptist preacher

Quilt Personal Quilting History

WhyQuiltF119
Necessity
NameGroupF120
Probably belonged to a group.
AddNotesF132
She was known as "Aunt Tennie." When listing patterns she had used, it totaled 25 or 30.
OtherSourceMat
There are other quilts by this maker.

Image Upload

InvenNumF075
TM006.jpg
ReposFile
TM006.jpg
67-EC-831-226-TM006.jpg
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Data Verification

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yes
verifiedby
Beth Donaldson
dateverified
9
30
2015
CE

Information source fields

ImageConF075a
Quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
Arizona Quilt Documentation Project
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for digital humanities and social sciences and the Michigan State University Museum
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
Still Image

Why and where was the quilt made; source of info

ProvStateF057d
Kentucky (KY)
ProvCountryF057f
United States
SourceOtherF006a
Maker is owner's great-great-grandmother.

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